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The Hypocritical Christian

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The Hypocritical Christian

I am the hypocritical Christian.
I say I follow Christ,
But I'm still consumed by my demons.
I go to church on Sunday,
But I refuse to invite someone back.
I want to serve on mission,
But I'm too afraid to act.
They think I read The Bible,
But I just fall asleep in it.
They think I'm positivity and smiles,
But underneath I'm death and addictions.
They think I'm clean and pure,
But I'm broken and mistaken.
I say I'm not worthy of His love,
But Jesus will never let me be forsaken.
I pray long prayers,
But inside they're empty repetition.
It might look as if my faith is strong,
But my core is too easily shaken.
I say the things I'm supposed to say,
But don't follow His actions or obey.
I speak the truth the church wants to hear,
But deep inside on matters I don't know what to believe.
I walk in shame as if I'm not good enough
To be loved by God and saved through Christ,
But there is nothing I could ever do to earn His peace;
It's a free gift.
I accept;
Now forgiven, changed, and released.
Thank You God,
Thank You Jesus,
Thank You Holy Spirit!
In Jesus' Holy Name,
We pray,
Amen!

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  1. Date: 3/18/2014 7:50:00 PM
    kool... the only one god is proud of this

  1. Date: 2/23/2014 1:38:00 AM
    That's so OUTSTANDING!! .... You have just defined what those people who announce that they're Christians feels like... and i'm just one of them... This is a very lovely poem :) ~~ Lala

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 4:54:00 PM
    Excellent!!!

  1. Date: 1/6/2014 12:44:00 PM
    Thank you so much...you have blessed my night...exactly what i was looking for. I love this poem

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 10:56:00 AM
    Kevin A very well done and insightful piece. Deep self examination. I think you spoke for 90% of the church goers with the greatest honesty. BTW, I wrote one called "The Radical Religious" you might like and relate to It describes them from an outsiders view Your friend Vic Pister

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 2:58:00 AM
    Raised catholic ,,, I say I don't go to church just so I won't be a hypocrite ;} I so like your poem though ;}

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:24:00 PM
    A man who recognizes and says who.he is ain t a hypocrite but i underdstand what you mean.I guess we re walking the same path together..I knw that God loves us for who we are though and like you im thankful..powerful.poem

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 1:27:00 PM
    Not a hypocrite, Jeremy. You are a sinner saved by the grace of God through Jesus Christ. You could have been writing about me. A heartfelt, honest evaluation of yourself. Good write! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 10:32:00 AM
    you sound more honest than hypocritical, the real hypo's don't know they are hypo's I love your write, thank you for sharing love xxx

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 9:57:00 AM
    a blessing poem..thank you for sharing...Linda